Diane Puterbaugh lives in Jackson, TN where she practices meditation and trains for marathons. Diane has completed a chapbook titled 31 and is working on another, Contrails. She often enjoys black coffee, bird watching, and a certain brown dog. Careless Light Pre-dawn reading tip tap Will transform One story into two forward toward The dark […]Read more "Careless Light"
Rodney Koeneke’s most recent book of poems, Body & Glass, is just out from Wave Books. You can find a sampler of poems at the Wave Books site. Other collections include Etruria (Wave, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). His work has appeared in Fence, Granta, Harriet, Harper’s, The Nation, Poetry, ZYZZYVA, […]Read more "song of the south"
Below is Part 7 of 23 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄ Read the prologue / introduction: Meet Agnes Person ◄ Read the previous installment | In The Pink Rescue Time for a fresh start. Sparing her bangs, Agnes Person has clear-cut her colored hair in select rows like a black and red Parcheesi board. The […]Read more "Agnes Person | Rescue"
Small is huge, Wells Fargo tells us with a Pleasantville main street gloss. It’s tough to admit when a cynical corporate slogan hits the mark, but I can’t think of a better way to describe Portland’s Future Tense Press and its portfolio of literary fire-starters. Run by literary community extraordinaire and Powell’s ambassador Kevin Sampsell, […]Read more "Dreaming Fantastical Stories: Szilvia Molnar"
The voice was light, perhaps only a child’s voice, singing sweetly and thinly, on the barest breath. . .None of them heard it, she thought with joy; nobody heard it but me. -From Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House Two women are drawn to each other with suspicious speed at the start of The Haunting of Hill […]Read more "Influences and Imagination"
Hugo and I will say we’re teaching you to write like us: he’ll tell you to lock up your chorus girls in a silo. He’ll say don’t listen if you don’t want to. I’ll tell you this: Maybe hell isn’t so hot. Maybe Sappho meant for us to find her fragments—all that desire too much […]Read more "To My Poetry Students"
Sunday, August 4, 2013 County Cork Public House 1329 NE Fremont Street Portland, OR 97212 The ladies you love to read are back! Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and music, all in Northeast Portland’s woman-owned pub, County Cork Public House. The reading will begin shortly after 7:00 p.m. and conclude before 9:00. (Note: Feminism will be making […]Read more "The PDXX Collective’s Second Reading!"
“What should we have for dinner tomorrow?” The question crops up every night when we’re sitting down to the answer we hammered out the night before. After all, in 24 hours, we’ll have to repeat this all over again. The getting home late in a state more tired, cranky, and motivationless than we’d like. I […]Read more "In Defense of Food and Compromise"
At the PDXX Collective this week, our posts will focus on Spring Awakenings. The act of writing, like reading, is a very social enterprise and requires the constant renewal and reawakening of one’s passions. Starting off the week on Monday, I’ll be writing a flash fiction piece that’s a tad gothic, but you’ll love it, […]Read more "Spring Awakenings This Week!"
“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics.” — Virginia Woolf :::::: Today, March 8th, 2013 […]Read more "International Women’s Day (IWD) – I Write Destiny"